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This two bedroom ground floor Holiday house is overlooking the beach just 20 meters from the water. It has a modern, open plan fully equipped kitchen, and an attractive sitting room with leather sofas, specious veranda, patio with garden furniture and grass covered garden with panoramic sea view. All rooms including the 2 bedrooms are overlooking the beautiful Governor’s beach.

The house accepts and accommodates up to 4 adults in its one comfortable double bedroom and the second with 2 single beds. Both bedrooms have air conditioning and excellent sea view.
The house has all the facilities a visitor may need even for long term stay, including air conditioning in all rooms, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, oven, hob, toaster, iron, LCD TV, Internet and hair dryer.

About the area
Cyprus is small enough for you to get around easily. Roads are good and well signposted, and traffic moves smoothly and without the excesses and unpredictability sometimes found in other countries in the Middle East or Mediterranean Europe.
Limassol and Larnaca tourist areas where you can enjoy night life is less than 30 minutes drive. Water parks, seasonal festivals like...Wine Festival or Carnival, and so many ancient places of interest can be found in the area like the two Neolithic villages situated 6 kilometers away. There is a horse riding center near by, Water Park, Zoo, Camel Park and a bike center. Visiting Nicosia, Paphos, Akamas, or Troodos Mountains is less than one hour drive!


Two bedroom ground floor house with private grass covered garden overlooking the sandy beach


Property type: House

Room details


2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds

Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 4 in the living area
1 bathroom, 2 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
Internet (WI-FI)
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Balcony or terrace
Outside lighting
Private garden
Sea view


Suitable for

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market
Night Club

Prices and availability

Last updated 07.03.2014

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016 7

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This is exact location

  • Nearest beach: 20m
  • Nearest bar: 0.1km
  • Nearest restaurant: 100m
  • Nearest supermarket: 5km
  • Paphos aiarport Airport: 80km
  • Limassol tourist area: 15km
  • Places of interest: 10km
  • Agia Napa: 70km
  • Pafos: 80km


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58 out of 58 people recommend staying here
Stayed Sunday 21 October 2012
Excellent property! All so… nice! We really enjoyed our stay. Thanks!
Stayed Saturday 01 October 2011
Dear Abraham and Lena. We are grateful to you for allowing us to stay until late on the last day. We have had an excellent holiday in your beautiful well equipped and well furnished apartment. The view was stunning! Thank you soo...much!
Stayed Sunday 04 September 2011
Stayed Saturday 13 August 2011
Directly overlooking the beautiful Governor’s beach, Desire is a nice apartment with a small fully equipped kitchen with sized fridge electric oven, washing machine and all necessary utensils. TV and internet is available too. A nice wooden dinning table and chairs inside, and an outside table at the veranda. Umbrella and sun beds are also available at the veranda. Bedroom is very nice with sea view and you can hear the sound of the sea. Nice cozy sitting room with sea view and comfortable sofa beds. Governor’s beach it is not an overcrowded resort and this is one more reason we liked it very much. We also liked the location very much as we could easily reach most important tourist places all over Cyprus. We are delighted choosing this accommodation for our holidays and we recommend it for any one looking for relaxing holidays on a beautiful beach! We had a good time and surely shall go back again soon.
Stayed Thursday 19 May 2011
Desi-Ray apartment was a lovely place to stay and I wanted to say what a lovely holiday we had in Governors beach. This beach frond apartment is very well equipped and clean with a wonderful view from the balcony overlooking the beach. This is a lovely place if you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing holiday far of the stresses of modern life. Romantic restaurants are all along the beach serving nice sea food. I would strongly recommend this unspoiled place for a holiday on the beach.
Stayed Monday 11 April 2011
Apartment in excellent condition in good location right on a lovely beach with fantastic view!
Stayed Saturday 30 October 2010
Dear Avraam Thank you very much! This has been a very pleasant 2 weeks stay with a good mixture of sightseeing, relaxation, swimming, sunbathing, a lot of cooking and eating and not the least fraternizing with the local cat population. We even had some fishing and tasting many of the local delicious fresh fish dishes. Thanks for the very nice welcome and all the useful information you gave us during all our stay! All Cypriots we have met have been really nice and very friendly. Can’t thing of anywhere better for spending my holidays! I will tell about Governors Beach and your wonderful house to all my friends. See you again soon! Best regards Randi and Tore
Stayed Friday 22 October 2010
Great holidays as always! see you again on february!
Stayed Monday 23 August 2010
This is a top sea frond apartment with all facilities and reasonable price. I strongly recommend it…
Stayed Sunday 04 July 2010
Beginning of July 2010 we arrived at the apartment. It was exactly as described in the internet, very clean and airy with excellent view and access to the beach which was superb and we enjoyed swimming every day. A nice sea frond apartment with great location. If looking for relaxation and peace, Governor’s beach is a beautiful area with lovely beach. There was good communication from Elena, owner’s wife who is Ukrainian and we were happy to find out she spoke our language - Russian. The air condition was included in the price, and as it was hot in July we really needed it. So all in all our stay started off well and stayed that way for the rest of our holiday. I would rate this apartment as excellent with good quality, furniture and appliances - free internet and satellite TV. Our holiday was a great experience and that is exactly why we will be back again the next time we visit Cyprus.
Stayed Monday 24 May 2010
This beautiful beach apartment met all our expectations and it was very good value for money. It was even better that the description on internet and the owner was very nice and polite. We have enjoyed our stay very much and if we have the chance we shall book it again. We shall recommend this apartment to our friends who like to travel to Cyprus. Thank you Avraam and Lena!
Stayed Saturday 31 October 2009
This is a very nice clean and cozy apartment on a lovely beach. It fully met my expectations and I am delighted I have chosen it. The price was reasonable. The owners were very polite and helpful. We recommend this apartment to anyone that is looking for a relaxing holiday on the beach.
Stayed Friday 12 June 2009
Every year for the last 4 years we spend our holidays in this lovely beach apartment and we are sure we shall continue doing so for the years to come. We have been to many paces before but we cannot compare any other place with this beautiful apartment. It has everything we ever wanted and we have noticed that every year the owners look after the property and doing improvements. Governor’s beach is always calm and clean, and far from the wide known overcrowded beaches of Cyprus. Yet famous Limassol tourist area is just 15 minutes drive if you miss night life. We are already dreaming of finding our selves on Desirey’s veranda enjoying the sea view with “souvlaki” and beer!
Stayed Tuesday 02 June 2009
This beautiful apartment IS GREAT value for money and exceeted my expectations! 5 STAR SERVICE I will definitely recommend it to all my friends. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Stayed Saturday 23 May 2009
This was our fourth time we have visited desi-ray beach apartment and we were clad to see some improvements inside the apartment. A nice wooden dinning table and chairs, washing machine and LCD TV. As always we had a great time and soon will be back again. This is a high class holiday accommodation in a low price and we don’t even think of searching of anything else. We don’t think we can find anything better. We definitely recommend this lovely apartment to any one going holiday in Cyprus!
Stayed Saturday 21 March 2009
Lovely spotless apartment overlooking the beautiful Governor’s beach! Very well equipped with all necessary. Very good sea view from all rooms not just the veranda! Governor’s beach is a good and not overcrowded location and that makes it special. We have enjoyed very much staying in this apartment and we recommend it for romantic holidays on the beach! Thank you!
Stayed Saturday 14 February 2009
We love this apartment, this is our 3rd time for the last 2 years and we have booked it for the 4th time next May. This is a really relaxing place and we are looking forward of going back again. We strongly recommend this lovely place to any one! Steve and Lesley
Stayed Tuesday 27 January 2009
First class accommodation directly overlooking the beautiful Governor’s beach! Desire is a very well equipped property with a bigger fridge that you usually find in tourist apartments, a nice wooden dinning table and chairs inside and a nice table outside at the veranda with umbrella and sun beds. Bedroom is very nice and tidy with sea view, specious sitting room with a small kitchen and yet equipped with washing machine, very nice oven and all necessary. We liked the location very much as it is not an overcrowded resort, free of hotels and over build-up areas. Most important and interesting tourist destinations are easily accessible from Governor’s beach. For sight-seeing a car rental is essential. We are pleased we have booked this apartment and we can recommend it for relaxing holidays on the beach! We had a wonderful time and we definitely shall go back again with the first chance. Thank you! Clare
Stayed Friday 26 December 2008
Stayed Saturday 06 December 2008
Thank you very much for the wonderful holidays we have enjoyed in this beautiful apartment. Besides we want to thank Abraham for letting us check in early. We loved this place and we are definitely going back with the first chance.
Stayed Saturday 25 October 2008
What a lovely place for relaxing holidays! We have already booked it for one more week in February 2009 and we can’t see the time going back. Avraam thanks for having available for us this wonderful apartment! Steve and Lesley
Stayed Sunday 05 October 2008
Desi-Ray Beach Apartment offers high quality accommodation for such reasonable prices. We dont believe any more that inexpensive should mean lack of care. Owner care very much that you will enjoy your holiday. Governor’s beach in Cyprus is really a superb choice of holiday destination…We definitely recommend this excellent place!
Stayed Sunday 14 September 2008
Beautiful outstanding lovely place!! Perfect place to be for peaceful romantic holidays!! This was our best holidays. We strongly recommend Desirey beach apartment and Governors beach.
Stayed Wednesday 27 August 2008
First class accommodation, blue flag clean sandy beach, peaceful environment, romantic restaurants on the beach, great service! These are a few of what you get if you stay in this lovely place. We highly recommend Desirey beach apartment.
Stayed Monday 11 August 2008
Much much better than we expected! Fantastic Apartment with everything needed, and fantastic views. We will definately book it again! Thank you very much.
Stayed Saturday 12 July 2008
Dear Avraam, Just wanted to say what a very enjoyable two weeks holiday Ive had in Governors beach @ Desi-Ray appartment. This was a lovely place to stay, everything in the appartment very well equipped & clean with a wonderful view from the balcony over Governors beach. If you want a peaceful, relaxed holiday with none of the stresses of modern life just nice local restaurants to eat in within easy walking distance & a lovely sea to swim in, then I would absolutely recommend this lovely,unspoiled place for a holiday. You do need a car to see the island & for shopping,otherwise everything is there to make your holiday perfect. With my best regards,from Jill. Jill K. Andrew R.G.N.
Stayed Sunday 22 June 2008
A very nice flat, well kept property, excellent view on the sea and beach. Governors Beach should be cleaned regularly by the local authorities, people leave a lot of rubbish and therefore the beach is not as nice as it could be. That - of course - has nothing to do with the accommodation.
Stayed Friday 30 May 2008
It was lovely to be back to this wonderful apartment and it was lovely to see some improvements since last year. Like last year we had a wonderful time and we definately shall go back again next year!
Stayed Sunday 11 May 2008
Excellent apartment on the beach - Very nice welcome - service. we have enjoyed our holidays very much! Thank you!
Stayed Saturday 19 April 2008
Very nice apartment with beautifull views! We liked it very much! We will recomment it to our friends.
Stayed Saturday 12 April 2008
We found the property to be in very good order,both clean and decoratively. The equipment was more than adequate for our requirements. The view from the property was probably one of the best on Governors Beach. The insect netting sliding doors were a godsend in the evenings and at night. Of the equipment in the kitchen the lead for the electric kettle should be resited away from the hob plates. We were disturbed by refurbishment of the next door apartment. To be fair the foreman on site worked late on the Sunday at our request to shorten our disturance. We do realise that this is not a permanent situation.
Stayed Thursday 20 March 2008
Thanks for everything! Excellent accommodation!
Stayed Wednesday 12 March 2008
The apartment is clean with nice views and the beach not crowded and very peacfull. We really liked it very much!
Stayed Saturday 08 December 2007
This cozy apartment has everything one expects from a holiday apartment on the beach! It’s overlooking a beautiful beach, it is clean, it has privacy, and although is in a peaceful location yet near to everything. We really loved this apartment and have enjoyed every moment!! We highly recommend it!!
Stayed Saturday 03 November 2007
Great house!! Exellent beach!!lovely holidays...GGs beach house was good value for money and meet our expectations, the description was accurate and we would surely recommend it to a friend. We were adequately looked after during our stay thanks to Abraham who gave us a warm welcome. We would definitely go back!
Stayed Friday 26 October 2007
We have just come back from a 2 week holiday at governor’s beach resort and would highly recommend this apartment to anyone, especially those wishing to get away from it all. We were very impressed with the apartment which was spotless and in an incredible location overlooking the blue sea. The living room and the bedroom doors open to a lovely veranda which is much more specious than what is shown on the photo. From this point we could hear the sound of the sea as it was less than 50 meters away! This is something we will always remember! Very close to the apartment were very good sea food restaurants, but also serving meat for meat lovers! The sea is extremely clean and safe to swim. Governors Beach is relatively undiscovered and is not a busy resort. A hiring car is recommended as there are some beautiful villages in the area with lovely restaurants and taverns. Some of them are: Tochni, Zygi, Kalavasos, Maroni, Lefkara…all are in very easy reach of Governors Beach. I have already talked to some of my friends already about this beautiful apartment and we will certainly try to book again. We had a fantastic holiday that we will always remember
Stayed Thursday 09 November 2006
We had great time in this excellent apartment and we were very impressed for the nice sunshine although our holidays were on November. The sea was calm and very clean and we liked very much sitting on the veranda watching this beautiful Mediterranean blue! The apartment is right on the beach and this is something that makes it very special. We can highly recommend this lovely apartment to anyone who likes to have relaxing and romantic holidays. Helen
Stayed Wednesday 01 November 2006
Everything was excellent!!! Thank you very much for making our holidays unforgettable!!! barry and mandy
Stayed Tuesday 10 October 2006
This apartment is really what everyone needs for holidays, clean, tidy and in a very good location!! The view from veranda and even from bedroom it’s wonderful. The beach is just a few steps away and every morning instead we go to the bathroom we had a jump in the sea! We were very impressed on how worm the water was, even in October! The area is very quiet and yet there are many nice restaurants where you can enjoy nice dishes and the “Cypriot meze”. We will never forget the beautiful time we had in “Desire Apartment” and we are defiantly going back next year! Chris and Vei
Stayed Thursday 06 July 2006
The view to the beach from the apartment was outstanding. It was a few steps away to get on to the beach and into the beautiful calm waters of the sea. The apartment itself, although quite small, was more than adequate for the two of us. What I liked most about it was that it was away from the bustle of the towns so it was really peaceful which is exactly what we needed. One thing I would have liked was satelite TV for those evenings that we just wanted to sit back, have a few drinks and enjoy the apartment. Unless all you want to do is sit on the beach, a car is essential.
Stayed Thursday 06 July 2006
First class position,well equipped property. For a relaxing holiday is perfect. Need a car for sight-seeing & shopping.
Dear Readers Our journey of life took us to Cyprus, not knowing what to expect. We were welcomed with true Cypriot hospitality at its best. Yes by our hosts Helena and Avraam. The apartment was amazing with even a better seaview than shown on the pictures. It was very quiet, no cars, no polution but fresh, fresh air. You could hear the birds, the ocean and see the stars so clearly. April/May was a good time, low season, very peace and restful. Adamos , the taverna next to the apartment served delightful means. The family run business thrives on assisting visitors and make them feel special and welcome. Travelling with Jason gave us a glimpse into real Cypriot life. We fell in love with Govenors Beach and will surely return for peace and time to meditate and reflect. Thank you Avraam and Helena for making this a memorable experience to add to our journey through this world. Elizabeth & Dodo
Great apartment in a beautiful location on a calm sandy beach! What more could we ask? Although our visit was in the middle of February we were fortunate enought to enjoy very nice sunny weather. We had an excellent holiday. We know that we will miss this place and we are sure that we will come back again soon. We definitely recommend this apartment for any one looking for a romantic holiday on a beautiful beach.
Desi-Ray Beach Apartment is excellent value for your money. We had a beautiful stay, you cant go wrong with the view and location of this property. Just one major complaint the bed is like sleeping on a sheet of plywood. Waking up with the sound of the waves breaking on the shore and being able to see the sun rise from bed made this worth while though. Heather - Canada
Beautiful sight, very short way to the beach, perfect environment (internet, satellite-TV). No problems at all.
This delightful apartment is a little gem. Overlooking the beautifully picturesque Governors Bay, the cosy apartment was absolutely bliss for our three week stay. It has all the amenities you could wish for, including satellite TV and free wireless Internet. It is very close to some of the best restaurants in the area (walking distance - along the beach), and the owners couldnt be more helpful and amenable. Thank you for a wonderful stay Avraam and Elena.
If you are looking for a get-away-from-it-all, relaxing beach holiday, then youve come to the best possible place. Desi-Ray at Governors Beach is the top apartment in a small complex overlooking the sunny bay of soft sand. In the morning you are awoken by the gentle breaking of the waves against the beach, and in the evening you are lulled to sleep by the same. Even after several years of visiting the island you can never grow tired or bored of all that it offers. Sun, great beaches and a clarity of light so beloved of photographers and artists alike. Desi-Ray is clean, practical and comfortable. The large terrace with sun loungers and enormous parasol offers a private view over the stunning bay. As well as all the usual facilities you would expect in a holiday apartment, the owner has recently installed satellite TV and Wi-Fi internet. Ideal for the business holiday maker. If you can tear yourself away from the view of course!
Thanks to Avraam and Elena for the welcome and for the personal touches during our stay. The apartment met our expectations and was as described. Nice comfortable beach and not crowded at all. A sideline not related to the apartment: would recommend future guests rent a car and not rely on the taxi service to Limassol as we did. Expensive and not always reliable for times. Having your own transportation is the way to go, especially if you would make frequent trips to town or wish to see more of Cyprus. Nearest market is a village about 7km and lots of shopping in Limassol. Everything in the apartment was nice and all the cooking tools, including dishes and silverware one would need are there. Very short walk to the beach and water was nice for swimming. A great place for children, as the water slopes gently and is not deep for quite a ways out. Thanks Avraam and Elena for a comfortable stay.
Clean,met all our self catering needs, the owner has always was extremly helpful and was always available to assist in every way possible, there was a small problem with the television but this may have been down to our misunderstanding of how to tune into the stations correctly,but as we have found on our previous visits ( fourth time we have visited desi-ray) the property met our expectations fully.We can fully recomend this property to anyone that is looking for a totally relaxing holiday, with great resteraunts very close by.
We have now stayed in the excellent Desi-Ray apartment several times. It has a direct view over Governors Beach - what better than to wake up to the sound of the waves and brightness of the Cyprus sun shining through the curtains! All that without getting out of bed. We like it so much we have booked again!
Our second visit to Desi Ray beach appartment, and it is better than the first, the owner has put in a new televeision, fridge, table and chairs to add to the comfort of this lovely beach appartment,our stay was really relaxing and nothing was to much trouble for Abraham and his wife, to make our stay really perfect, we are so looking forward to going next year thankyou.Brenda & Adrian
nice appartment. great place!! i´m loving it!!
We had a wonderful stay - we especially appreciated the gorgeous view and the tranquility of the surrounding area.
The apartment was very clean and all the untensils worked,we had some terrific bbq,s with the fish bought at the local village of Zygi, the local restaurant.When you don.t want to cook the local restaurant Adamos was terrific value for money and the staff were very helpful and kind.The owner of the apartment Avram was very helpful and considerate and nothing was too much trouble, if you need help ring Avram and he can assist you.A fantastic holday to relax,have fun, eat well and in a great location, we will definitly be going again this year.Thanks for a truly great holiday
The week at Desi-Ray was like a dream come true. We felt as if on a desert island but with all the comforts of modern life (in fact everything in the apartment worked perfectly well including the oven). The place is far away from holiday crowds (at times you can have the beach entirely to yourself) but well positioned towards the motorways. A car is required although if you are not in a ‘driving mood’ there is no need to go anywhere: the nearby restaurant (it literally is next door) serves good food; you can have a swim in the sea and come up to sunbathe on the veranda enjoying the wonderful view. If you are after a quiet romantic holiday, go for it. One has to be a really grumpy person to find faults with the place.
Check that the oven works and that you get keys for the washing machine. It is in a great position overlooking Sandy Bay if you have children or short walk to shingle and rock beaches. Good local restaurants but nothing else. Great for the quiet life.
Alles bestens.
A very nice apartment which is well furnished and a lovely balcony and views from it. The beach was uncrowded (July) and water shallow and clean Good place for a relaxing holiday - but you definitely need a car since it is some distance to the nearest shop.
2 other reviews
Stayed 16 Oct 2006
We loved to spend our holidays in “Desirey apartment”! It's a beautiful clean apartment with a specious veranda where we were spending a lot of time viewing the Mediterranean Sea. Governors Beach where is located is very quiet and romantic with nice restaurants all along the beach. We love to go back again!!! Helen & Adrienne
Really nice- actually for once looked just like the internet pictures! And actually right on the beach too! And very nicely situated for travelling the whole of the island.


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